MAYOR'S HARDSHIP FUND
|Assistance for those in Chichester in desperate situations due to Lockdown and the pandemic. Up to £400 usually £250 to buy goods, services or Tesco vouchers. Anyone can apply but must have a sponsor or referee.
|Mayor’s Hardship Fund
|113 Worcester Road, Chichester PO19 5EE
|What does your organisation do?
|The Mayor’s Hardship fund is administered by the Chichester Welfare Trust. Initial contact is made with the Mayor and then vetted by a professional assessor who makes a recommendation. All is done by phone and there are no forms to fill in and it is confidential. Turn around time is usually 2-3 days
|What support does your organisation offer?
|Up to £400 usually £250 to buy goods, services or Tesco vouchers. Anyone can apply but must have a sponsor or referee. Also offers advice and signposting. The whole process is confidential.
|To date some 70 people have been helped with funds of £11,000 distributed. it is expected that the economic effects of the Pandemic will mean this fund will be required for some years to come.